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Common Dental Issues & Potential Solutions

For many people, going to the dentist is a dreaded event. Fortunately, there are some dentist discomforts that can be addressed. These unique solutions are created from scratch in our state-of-the-art compounding lab. This lab allows us to help meet the needs of our community with options that wouldn’t be available otherwise. Compounded solutions do require a prescription, so if one of these solutions is of interest to you, please stop by and ask for a handout to take to your


Invasive Procedures:

We have options for numbing the oral mucosa of patients prior to certain invasive procedures. Combining anesthetics such as lidocaine, prilocaine, and tetracaine, can be a potential way to provide quick-acting as well as

long-lasting pain control.

Dry-Socket Pastes:

A dry socket can occur three or four days after a tooth extraction. If the blood clot that is formed after the extraction is either dislodged or dissolved, underlying bone and nerves are exposed, causing pain and leaving the area vulnerable to infection. Combining healing agents such as phenytoin with an anesthetic and an antibiotic into a long-lasting mucoadhesive gel can provide a complete treatment for the patient’s needs.

Root Canal for Children:

Another common solution used by dentists is a mixture of metronidazole, ciprofloxacin HCl and minocycline as a dental paste. This paste is used for non-instrumentation endodontic treatment of necrotic primary molars in children. Research shows that this treatment allows for less invasive root canal treatment for children ages 3-8.

Burning Mouth Syndrome:

In burning mouth syndrome, one option is a combination of an anesthetic, such as lidocaine, and an active ingredient for neuropathic pain, such as amitriptyline or gabapentin.

Oral Mucositis:

This condition is most often caused by radiation or chemotherapy. If

the mucositis is painful or complicated by fungal infection, a commonly used treatment is a compounded mouthwash. We have a special base for this mouthwash called MucoLox. This mucoadhesive base improves the contact time of the active ingredient with the mucosa for better outcomes.

These are a few of the solutions we can make in our lab. If you are having any medication related issues, we would love to work with you to develop a custom solution.

*These statements are culmination of the knowledge and experience of the team at Norland Pharmacy. The information provided here is for informational purposes only. Please consult your healthcare provider with questions concerning any medical condition or treatment. Compounded medications are not reviewed by the FDA for safety or efficacy. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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